Mark Davis, owner of the Las Vegas Raiders, on Thursday attended the funeral of the woman who was killed in an automobile crash last week involving one of the team’s former players.
KTNV-TV in Las Vegas reported the funeral for Tina Tintor was held at St. Simeon Orthodox Church and the burial service was at Palm Mortuary and Ceremtary.
Tintor, along with her dog Max, was killed when then-Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs slammed his Chevrolet Corvette into the rear end of Tintor’s Rav4 on Nov. 2 in a residential area of Las Vegas.
Ruggs was reportedly driving 156 miles per hour just before the crash and had a blood alcohol level of .161, more than twice the legal limit.
The accident happened early in the morning of Nov. 2 and the team released him later that afternoon.
The day of the accident, Mark Davis and the team released a statement that said the Raiders were “devastated by the loss of life and our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family.”
Tintor, 23, had lived in Las Vegas since emigrating from Serbia as a child. She was a 2016 graduate of Durango High School and had recently taken a job at an insurance agency. The Las Vegas Review-Journal said about 100 people attended the church service on Thursday. A GoFundMe page had raised more than $102,000 since it was posted five days ago.
Henry Ruggs charged with four felonies
Ruggs was arraigned on two counts of driving under the influence causing death or substantial harm and two counts of reckless driving. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of a gun while under the influence of alcohol.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Ruggs’ attorney submitted a court filing this week stating witnessed had said, “Firemen did not attempt to extinguish the fire at Ms. Tintor’s vehicle for approximately 20 minutes at which time the entire vehicle was engulfed in flames.”
The attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfeld, are seeking a court order to obtain records about the crash and fire from the Clark County Fire Department.
Eric Pappa, Clark County spokesman, told the Review-Journal there was no delay in the response to the accident.
If convicted, District Attorney Steve Wolfson said Ruggs can’t get probation for these offenses and can face between two and 50 years in prison.